April, 21, 2010 VERMONT EDITION

April, 21, 2010: A Conversation With David Budbill


Wolcott writer David Budbill’s art has taken many forms.  Among the plays he’s written, Judevine is probably the best known.  Since it opened in the 1980s, the play, which portrays life in a fictitious Northeast Kingdom town, has been produced dozens of times in 22 states.  His new play, A Song For My Father, opens this week at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier.

As a poet, Budbill often medidates on the complexity of living simply. His newest book of poems, Happy Life, is due out next year.

As a performer, reciting his work to the accompaniment of music, Budbill can be provocative and political. Listen